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About the Ontario Women’s Directorate

The Ontario Women’s Directorate (OWD) works to increase women’s economic security and to end violence against women.

OWD collaborates with women’s organizations and across government to advance women’s equality, support their safety and improve their economic security.

OWD also provides grants to organizations that offer innovative violence prevention education programs and training programs for jobs and entrepreneurship.

Read the 2014 mandate letter.

Minister Tracy MacCharles

Tracy MacCharles was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2011 as the MPP for Pickering-Scarborough East. She was re-elected in 2014.

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In Toronto:(416) 314-0300
Toll Free: 1-866-510-5902
TTY: (416) 314-0258


(416) 314-0247


Ontario Women’s Directorate
777 Bay Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2J4